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Old Navy Canada Flash Sale: $8 Women’s & Girls Dresses, Easter Egg Hunt, Everything’s Up to 50% OFF Plus The Bunny Contest, Today!


Old Navy Canada Flash SaleOld Navy Canada SaleHappy Easter 🙂 For today Saturday, April 19, 2014, Old Navy Canada is giving customers many stellar deals!

  • Get women’s and girls dresses for JUST $8.00 (regular prices is $24.94 – $29.94 – 60% off). This Old Navy HOT offer is valid in-store only today Saturday, April 19, 2014 or while supplies last and not valid on clearance merchandise. Limit 5 per customer per transaction.
  • Show Me The Bunny Contest! Be there when Old Navy doors open. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! One lucky person in everystore will win a $100 shopping spree! When you find the golden bunny! To enter and for official rules, including prize description, see an Old Navy employee please and enjoy.
  • Egg Hunt! Don’t miss a colourful Easter Egg Hunt with treats, crafts and more all day long at Old Navy stores today, Saturday, April 19, 2014 or while supplies last.
  • Plus, everythings are up to 50% off at Old Navy canada! This Old Navy entire store 50% sale is valid online and in-store until Monday, April 21, 2014 only.

Head on over to your nearest Old Navy store or visit their online store to get your hands on these fantastic savings and freebies. Enjoy 🙂

Everyday FREE Shipping is valid online only at Old Navy Canada on purchases of $50 or more in the same order.

Click here to get Old Navy Canada deals online. 


Toys R Us Canada Price Matching Policy


Toys-R-Us-canada-price-matching-policyToys R Us Canada now offers price matching in Canadian stores. To receive a price-match offer from TOYS-R-US, a consumer must bring in evidence that another Canadian based retailer is offering the item at a lower sticker price than TOYS-R-US, special sales and clearance deals do not apply.

Toys R Us Canada Price Matching Policy

  • Item must be identical
  • An item does not have to be on sale to be price matched
  • A current Canadian retailer’s advertisement must be presented (printed or on mobile) and must show price currently in effect including:
    • Catalogue
    • Canadian only online retailer and/or flyer
    • Receipt from another retailer showing product description, price and date
    • We do not accept shelf labels or pictures of shelf labels
  • Retailer must have the advertised item in-stock and be available for immediate sale in the same local market area
  • The Price Match Policy DOES NOT apply to the following:
    • Offers with limited and/or minimum quantity
    • Bundled offers
    • Advertising errors and/or misprints
    • Rebates or free/bonus/gift card offers
    • Coupons
    • Rainchecks
    • Special financing offers
    • Liquidation/Clearance centres
  • The price match cannot be combined with other Toys”R”Us offers including coupons
  • Where a price match with a retailer is applied after purchase, the difference will be refunded in the same method as the original payment within 14 days of original purchase date. Original receipt is required.

 Toys R Us Canada Refund Method

  • If your original payment was made by cash, debit or credit card, then your refund will be returned by the same method
  • If your original payment was made by merchandise credit, gift card, eGift Card, gift receipt or Paypal, then your refund will be returned by merchandise credit.

Details on Toys R Us Canada Price Matching Policy here


Facebook: Protect Your Data When Others Use Apps


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I know many of you are wary of coupons that require you to approve facebook apps that give out the details of your friends and family but you can protect yourself when others like apps by changing these app settings – if everyone does this, it will make liking apps much safer for all users.  Many of us unlike apps after use but they may have saved the information to the company already, so your data is still with them, they just can’t use the app to find it again.

Note that you can’t hide your friends list, gender or any information you have public on your profile unless you turn off apps completely and you are protecting your data not that of your friends so make sure to share this and let them know.

Uncheck these boxes and next time your friends like an app, they will only see your name, gender, friends list (but your friends will hopefully have hidden their data too) and any public information which you can easily hide.


Are Your Loyalty/Reward Card Points About To Expire?


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We often get posts on the forum that someone has logged into their loyalty card after not using it for a while to find their points have expired, especially when households have a second card that is not used as much.

  • Air Miles: Accounts are inactive after 24 months of non-use and all miles expire 5 years from issue.
  • Aeroplan: Accounts are inactive after 12 months of non-use and  points expired 7 years from issue (point expiry recently removed from terms).

Grocery Stores:

  • More Rewards: Accounts are inactive after 18 months of non-use. Points do not expire if card is active.
  • PC Plus: Accounts are inactive after 24 months of non-use.  Points do not expire if card is active.
  • Club Sobeys: Accounts are inactive after 24 months of non-use.  Points do not expire if card is active.

Beauty

  • Sephora Beauty Insiders: Accounts are inactive after 24 months of non-use.  Points do not expire if card is active.
  • Shoppers Optimum: Accounts are inactive after 12 months of non-use.  Points do not expire if card is active.

Other Stores

  • Best Buy Reward Zone: Accounts are deemed inactive on December 31st if you have made no purchases in that calendar year.  Points do not expire if card is active.  If you have enough points to redeem a gift card, they will automatically redeem for you before closing the card.
  • Hudson’s Bay Rewards: Accounts are inactive after 12 months of non-use.  Points do not expire if card is active.
  • Esso Extra: Accounts are inactive after 12 months of non-use.  Points do not expire if card is active.
  • Petro Points: Accounts are inactive after 12 months of non-use.  Points do not expire if card is active.
  • Scene Points: Accounts are inactive after 24 months of non-use.  Points do not expire if card is active.

Did you also know that if you become bankrupt, your points are forfeited?


Which Canadian Stores Price / Flyer Match During The Black Friday Canada 2013 Sales? Answer is Here!


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So the big question this week, as we are approaching Canadian Black Friday 2013, is “where can I price match during these fabulous Black Friday Canada Sales”? The answer?

Walmart Canada Black Friday Price Matching Policy – YES’ish

I called a couple of my local Walmart Stores, one had told me they will not be price matching/ flyer ad matching and the other store told me that they WILL be flyer ad matching on Black Friday. What I would do, is print their “Ad Match Guarantee” since it states nothing about not being able to price match/ad match during promotional sales, event etc. Wave your printed version at the cashier when you make your purchase. I do not think they would be able to refuse.

Future Shop & Best Buy Black Friday Price Matching Policy – NO

Originally Posted by Bestbuy/Futureshop
Lowest Price Guarantee:
Remember, the Lowest Price Guarantee does not apply to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Boxing Week sale prices.
Our Price Beat Promise does not apply to Boxing Day prices, advertising errors or misprints, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, OEM products, limited or minimum quantity or limited time offers, close-outs, liquidations, clearances, and financing offers.

Staples Canada Black Friday Price Matching Policy – NO

Originally Posted by Staples
The price match guarantee does not apply to competitors’ or Staples advertising that states “limited quantities,” “clearance,” “close-outs,” “bankruptcies” or special events (e.g., Boxing Day, Black Friday).

Memory Express Black Friday Price Matching Policy – NO

Originally Posted by Memory Express
Please note, there will be no Über Price Beat Guarantee for Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Boxing Day doorcrashers and sales.

Target Canada Black Friday Price Matching Policy – NO’ish .. some YES

Originally Posted by Target Canada
ad exclusions:
Items advertised as limited time/limited supply/limited quantity.
Black Friday ads (including adjusting prices for previously purchased items).
Pricing or typographical errors.
But  Taylor Jones left a comment on our Deals Facebook saying:
Two employees at my Target told me that I could do a price adjustment on Friday, so hopefully they honour that.
So your best option with regards to Target is check with your local Target store.

Do you know of any other Canadian stores that will or will not flyer or price match on Black Friday? Let us know!!


2nd Keurig Canada Giveaway: Participate for a Chance to Win a Trip to See Your Favourite Band in Concert


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Keaurig’s celebrating nearly one century of roasting by offering a new contest. Participate for a chance to win a trip to see your favourite band in concert. Another really fun contest to participate in! Let me know if you end up winning anything!

Click here to try winning instant prize at Keurig Contest


Canadian Quick Questions: Do You Buy Per Pack Priced Fresh Meat?


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I don’t buy meat at Walmart often, but yesterday while shopping, I needed to pick up some chicken breasts and did not want to go to our usual store after Walmart, nor carry chicken around for an hour in Walmart.  I know there is always a difference in weights, but the difference really surprised me with these $9 packs with roughly 5 chicken breasts per pack.  This is just a few of them but shows the lowest and highest weights I could find, a difference of 388g, a bit under 1lb.

  • 1.65lb @ $5.46/lb
  • 1.89lb @ $4.76/lb
  • 2.39lb @ $3.76/lb
  • 2.5lb @ $3.60/lb

Fortinos, my local grocery store, has chicken breasts at $3.99/lb this week so by buying the largest pack, I did save some money.   The number of packs with under 900g/2lbs far outweighed the heavier packs however and most people would end up paying far more (a lot more with these weights).

Do you buy meat priced per pack, do you also dig through the display looking for the best deal?


Bath & Body Works Canada Coupons: FREE Item with Purchase of $15 + Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Candles & More


Bath & Body Works Canada Coupons

No Tricks, Just Treats! Bath & Body Works Canada has currently new sweet offers!

  • Get a FREE item with any purchase of $15 or more! This offer is valid in Bath & Body Works stores in Canada until Sunday, October 27, 2013. One coupon per customer.
  • Enjoy all candles, buy 1, get 1 FREE! This offer is valid at Canada Bath & Body Works physical stores until Saturday, October 26, 2013 only. On selected styles while supplies last.
  • Buy 3, get 3 FREE from signature body care. This offer is valid at Canada Bath & Body Works physical stores for a limited time only.

Click here to print Bath & Body Works Canada Coupon.


Addition Elle Canada Free Bra Fit Clinic + A Good Bra Fitting Guide


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Addition Elle Canada is having a free Bra Fitting Clinic this Saturday October 5, 2013. Great opportunity to get your bra fitted for free if you need to.

That being said, it seems that some retailers employ unknowledgeable people who get the bra fitting incorrect. I’m not saying Addition Elle does that, just that it happens sometimes. Reddit has an awesome guide on Bra fitting, how to get the size right, where to buy bras etc. I strongly  recommend you check it out especially if you have any of these symptoms:

  • A bra that doesn’t lift — it simply sits ontop of your breasts and mooshes them
  • A gore (central part of the bra) that doesn’t tack, especially after swooping and scooping (here is a photo of a properly “tacked” gore)
  • A band that rides up
  • Straps that curve away from your body in the back (band is too big)
  • Strapless bras that slip down constantly
  • Straps that fall down
  • Gapping in the top of the cups (this can happen at any size, but especially seems problematic among A and B cups)
  • “Quadboobing” or excess breast tissue that has nowhere to go in the cups
  • Breast tenderness when you take off your bra that has nothing to do with your time of the month
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Straps that dig into your shoulders
  • Breasts that fall out of the center of the bra
  • Breasts that fall out of the bottom of the bra
  • Excess “armpit fat” (this can actually be breast tissue)

– Click here for Reddit’s Bra Fitting Guide

– Click here for Addition Elle’s Free Bra Fitting Clinic


Target Canada Clearance: How to know if the price will get marked down again from the tag


I came across very useful information about Target Clearance pricing in the US and I feel it might apply to Target Canada as well although I’m not sure to what extent. If anyone works at Target and can provide more information that would be greatly appreciated!

Every Target shopper needs to know this:

The best to know if an item is on final clearance is to look at the tiny number in the upper right hand corner of the clearance tag. Generally, it goes 15, 35, 50, and finally, 75/80 percent off. After the 75/80 final markdown, the item is removed from the store, “salvaged”, and donated or sent back to the supplier.

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Furthermore, If the price ends in 8, it will be marked down again. If it ends in a 4, it’s the lowest it will be.

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Target’s mark down schedule (this may vary from store to store though so just use it as a rough guide):

  • Monday: Kids’ Clothing, Stationary (office supplies, gift wrap), Electronics.
  • Tuesday: Women’s Clothing and Domestics.
  • Wednesday: Men’s Clothing, Toys, Health and Beauty.
  • Thursday: Lingerie, Shoes, Housewares.
  • Friday: Cosmetics.

If anyone works at a Target Canada store and has more information about this please let us know


Gmail Users: You Could Be Missing Imprortant Emails


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GMail introduced a new inbox today, and you could be missing important emails (including updates from SmartCanucks) as a result.

When you log in, you will see your Primary Inbox (the mails that Google determine as important to you) but updates from sites you do want to see will be hidden in other tabs

  • Social includes when someone mentions you on facebook etc
  • Promotions include everything from save.ca emails to Checkout 51 offers and some emails from this blog
  • Updates include all of my private messages from SmartCanucks, my shipping notice from well.ca and many other important emails I do want to see in my inbox.
  • Forums include private messages and updates from various forums

You can tell  GMail that you want to see these emails in your Primary Inbox by dragging them or right clicking and choose move this item and choose a tab.  It will then ask you if you want to do this for all future items.  If you do not want to miss out on important emails, start dragging those emails now.  You can also choose to deselect all tabs (use the + button at the end of the tabs) to go back to your old inbox.


Via Rail Canada: 50% Off The Adult Regular Fare


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Via Rail Canada has a great sale. Get 50% off the adult regular fare in all service classes for travel throughout Canada until August 28, 2013 inclusive. This Via Rail special offer is valid until Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Click here to get Via Rail Offer.


VIA Rail Canada Special Offer 50% Off


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VIA Rail is offering you 50% off the adult regular fare in all service classes for travel throughout Canada until June 15, 2013 inclusive. Advance purchase is not required. This offer ends February 14, 2013, harry.

Click here to book your ticket.


Canadian Tips & Tricks: Buy A Gift Card With Additional Rewards Before You Go Shopping!


Here’s a tip for all of you Black Friday shoppers:

Buy a gift card with rewards attached.  Many retailers want you to purchase gift cards over the holiday season, so they add a freebie when you purchase a card over a certain amount.  A few examples include:

  • Purchase a $25 Rona, La Vie En Rose or Spa Finder gift card at Safeway, receive 20 Air Miles.
  • Purchase a $50 Boston Pizza gift card, get a free pizza or pasta meal
  • Buy two $25  selected gift cards at Rexall, save $10

These are just a few of many great gift card offers out there.  I suggest you ask if the store you are shopping at offers gift card bonuses before you purchase anything.  Who knows?  You might score yourself a freebie.


Canadian Quick Questions: What Are Your Alternative Uses for Baby Wipes?


With the great deal on Huggies Baby Wipes at Shoppers Drug Mart this week, many people without babies are buying them.

What do you use your baby wipes for other than on your children?

I love using the tubs for sorting coupons, they are the perfect size for most coupons.  The wipes are perfect for cleaning up in the car, removing makeup and especially removing hairdye marks when colouring your hair.


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